Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 30th, 1996
In a study conducted by Dr. Shuhei Imayama et al. of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, absorbent disks were affixed to the nipple area of 32 women with unilateral breast carcinoma and to the nipple area of 22 healthy control women to measure trace amounts of carcinoembryonic antigen (Cancer 1996;78:1229-1234).
Using an enzyme immunoassay for carcinoembryonic antigen, the team discovered that the 22 healthy women secreted a small amount of the antigen from each nipple. The amount secreted "...was generally low regardless of...
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